VeteranStanley Fordyce

Stanley S. Fordyce, 80, of Vermont, died at 7:42 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 1999, at his home.

He was born July 10, 1918, in Vermont, a son of Perry and Carrie Stauffer Fordyce. He married Isobel Skiles on Aug. 6, 1965, in Springfield. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Michael of Crosby, Minn., Darrel of Marshfield, Mo., Bradley of Brainerd, Minn., and Jesse of Wayzata, Minn.; one daughter, Tamara Fordyce of Brainerd; one stepson, Ron Brown of Havana; two stepdaughters, Ginny Green of Caseyville and Sherry Boggs of Havana; 11 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.

One son, Kyle, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

He was a 28-year Army veteran, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of Carroll-Rankin American Legion Post 26 and the 507th Parachute Infantry Association of the 17th Airborne. He was a member of Vermont United Methodist Church.

Services were held Monday at his church with Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by his American Legion post. Kost Memorial Home in Vermont was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to his church or Vermont Rescue Squad.

From the Peoria Journal Star.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/24/1999

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